Nov. 11 [FRI] Simultaneous Interpretation

(Maximum number of participants in each room)
Foyer Orion, Sirius
9:00 Registration
10:00 Opening
greetings and speech
Display of pamphlets, etc.
from each program
10:30 Greetings from MEXT
10:40 Invited Talk 1
11:10 Invited Talk 2
11:40 Lunch break
13:10 Explanation of program
Display of pamphlets, etc.
from each program
13:40 Round-table Discussion
on Industry-Academia
15:20 Break
15:35 Round-table Discussion
from a Student Perspective
Display of pamphlets, etc.
from each program
17:15 Closing greetings
17:25 Break

    Poster Session
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Nov. 12 [SAT] No Simultaneous Interpretation

(Maximum number of participants in each room)
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Invited Talks 1, 2 / 10:40-11:40, Nov. 11

As a representative of the Keidanren, Mr. Teruo Asada, Chairman of the Board, Marubeni Corporation, will address the first invited talk. Ms. Sakie Tachibana-Fukushima, President and Representative Director of G&S Global Advisors Inc. will address the second invited talk.

Round-table Discussion on Industry-Academia Collaboration / 13:40-15:20, Nov. 11

The Program for Leading Graduate School has sought to ensure that graduates are equipped with “T-shaped skills,” a combination of in-depth expertise with a broad perspective and flexible intellectual approach. There are also growing expectations toward their abilities as talented graduates who can create a new value. The forum will bring together speakers from both industry and academia to address a number of topics related to how the program should be developed and the potential roles for students who are due to complete their programs and start their careers next spring, such as what kinds of new workplaces in industry can bring out the talents of doctoral graduates with T-shaped skills, what skills are sought in the workplace, what roles are expected of graduates, what roles education and research in the humanities have to play, and what future approaches should be taken to determining which areas should be taught in university and which should be covered through training in companies.

Round-table Discussion from a Student Perspective / 15:35-17:15, Nov. 11

Participants will hear from students who are about to complete their five-year programs and to embark on their first career paths. The discussion will allow students from both the sciences and the humanities to look back on the five years of education they have received in their programs and address topics such as whether they have succeeded in both acquiring in-depth expertise and developing a broad perspective and flexible intellectual approach, what they have learned, what they would have liked to gain and challenge more, and what experiences and challenges they have had when they have been seeking for their employments. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss how the programs should be developed in the future from the perspective of students, while also gathering opinions from discussion participants from the field of industry.

Poster Session / 17:40-19:40, Nov. 11[Layout of venue]

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Students who wish to find employment in industry from spring 2018 will have their opportunity to showcase their potential through poster presentations. Over 100 poster panels will be set up at the venue, and, with the cooperation of the Keidanren, a number of human resources and recruitment supervisors and other industry representatives will be invited to participate and engage in informal discussions with students. This will be arranged in advance such that students from any of the Program for Leading Graduate Schools have a chance to participate. Light refreshments will also be provided.

Discussions by Students / 9:30-11:00, Nov. 12

Students will talk about the current status of communication among some of the leading programs and their experience of using tools including SNS. To enhance communication among the programs, an establishment of a platform, “Connecting Across the Programs,” will be discussed.

Career Path-specific Sessions / 11:30-13:00, Nov. 12

Discussion sessions will be held at six different venues, each covering one of the following six career paths: (1) industry (business, planning, new business development, etc.), (2) industry (positions in research) and think tanks, (3) employment of international students (discussion in English), (4) academia and national research institutes (science and technology), (5) academia and national research institutes (humanities and social sciences), and (6) international organizations. At the beginning of each session, students who have found employment will talk about their experiences as examples for those who will be seeking employment in the future.